The Countdown to Summer School Begins

The hottest day of the year Last Monday saw temperatures well into the twenties, and we’ve enjoyed some amazing weather ever since! With the end of this week shaping up to be hot, hot, hot as well, we’ve started our countdown of the days to this year’s summer fun. Summer activities for children With booking […]

New Performing Arts School in Potters Bar

Performing arts classes for children in Potters Bar Jigsaw is delighted to announce the opening of another new school! Following the news of Jigsaw Bushey and Jigsaw Surbiton,  we are delighted to announce that Jigsaw Potters Bar is opening in September, offering drama, singing and dance classes for children aged 3+. Jigsaw Potters Bar will be run by Ali who […]

New Performing Arts School in Bushey

Drama, singing and dance classes for children in Bushey This weekend, Jigsaw Bushey will be opening its doors for the very first time. Jigsaw Bushey will be offering drama, singing and dance classes for children aged 3+. Jigsaw Bushey will be taking place at The Bushey Academy, The Grand Hall, London Road, Bushey, WD23 3AA. Katie, who […]

A Huge Thank You From Jigsaw Arts

Thank you All of us at Jigsaw Arts would like to extend a huge thank you to our customers for donating so generously to Noah’s Ark at the end of last term. We teamed up with Noah’s Ark Hospice and raised funds for this important cause, and with staff and children doing a  bucket collection at the end of last term, […]

New Performing Arts School in Surbiton

New drama, singing and dance classes for children in Surbiton We are absolutely thrilled to announce that a brand-new Jigsaw Performing Arts School for children is set to open this year. With classes for students aged 3-18, Jigsaw Surbiton will be opening its doors in September 2017, offering high-quality weekend performing arts classes on Saturdays at Hollyfield School, Surbiton Hill […]

My First Term as a Jigsaw Teacher

Weekend classes for children in North London Office Assistant by day and child’s climbing frame by weekend, working within the schools has been a high point of my time at Jigsaw Arts. Each weekend my alarm goes off at 7.00am and ready to bring the energy and enthusiasm it takes to be a Jigsaw teacher, I leave […]

Youth Theatre Production of Bassett Wows Audiences in London

Bassett at NT Connections First premièring at the Soho Theatre as part of the National Theatre Connections scheme in 2011, Bassett is a modern, gritty play set in the classroom of a school in the market town of Wootten Bassett. Exploring mature themes, the choice of play meant that students were able to tackle some difficult text, and director […]

Building Confidence Through the Performing Arts in Deptford Bridge

Building children’s confidence I became a franchisee because I had always dreamt of opening my own performing arts school. I wanted to create a school that did not exist as I was growing up. A school that through the performing arts supported young people’s ambitions, drive, confidence and self-esteem. I have always felt that the performing […]

Jigsaw Crouch End Student, Esther, to Appear in Short Film

Film role for student from Jigsaw Crouch End Esther Davis (Jigsaw Crouch End) will be filming the role of Jenna in the short film ‘Failure to Thrive’. This is being directed by James Brown who produced the critically acclaimed film ‘Still Alice’, starring Julianne Moore. Esther did a self-tape audition reading the script before being […]

Jigsaw Students Achieve Distinctions in LAMDA Exams

LAMDA exams for children LAMDA exams are specifically designed to develop children and young adults’ communication and presentation skills. Alongside our weekend performing arts schools for children, a handful of Jigsaw Schools offer LAMDA training, and last week students in Broxbourne, Watford and Ware-Hertford undertook their LAMDA examinations. Successful completion of LAMDA exams Whilst students were no doubt nervous in […]

Review: Mother Africa, The Peacock

Mother Africa review Last weekend, Jigsaw Crouch End student Otto had the opportunity to watch Mother Africa at The Peacock, London. Otto absolutely loved the show, and wrote this review for the Jigsaw Blog: “Mother Africa is a fantastic show that I would recommend. It shows normal life in a South African township through dance instead of words. It […]

Jigsaw Students Take Part in Playmakers at the National Theatre

Playmakers Last week, children from Jigsaw had the incredible opportunity to take part in the National Theatre’s Playmakers scheme. Jigsaw has been lucky enough to be involved with the National Theatre in the past, with our Youth Theatre having taken part in NT Connections. During Playmakers, younger Jigsaw children were able to get to grips with how to develop performance […]